Ami Horowitz is most definitely a conservative. He is known for conducting “man on the street” interviews to gauge public sentiment on the issues of the day.
Horowitz, a modern Orthodox Jew, traveled to Portland State University in deep blue Portland, Oregon, to film his most recent video, “Watch me raise money for Hamas to kill Jews.”
Posing as a pro-Hamas activist, he approaches students, tells them he’s seeking donations to destroy Israel and the students, amazingly, are completely receptive. They tell Horowitz: “Okay awesome!” and “Hey good luck.”
In the brief course of the video, he explains to numerous students that: “We’re raising money for American Friends of Hamas. … We’re not your father’s terrorist organization. We’ve kind of evolved beyond that. … We’ve kind of rebuilt and rebranded ourselves.”
“Hamas is where it’s at. We’re raising money to do what we do as Hamas. We want to fund operations against Israel,” Horowitz tells a pair of students. “The types of attacks we’re talking about are – cafes and schools, you know, soft targets. … Make em feel it.”
To others, he adds, “Hospitals … Shopping malls … Civilian populations … Places of worship. This is the kind of stuff we’re talking about.” They understand completely.
“This is the only way you can fight back really. Suicide bombers are all we’ve got. It’s the poor man’s F-15.”
“Right, right,” replies a student.
“We’re essentially the logical extension of BDS. It’s like BDS, the next level, that’s what we’re doing. We’re like BDS plus.” Heads nod in complete approval.
“We’re looking to wipe Israel off the map. We’re looking to destroy Israel. We don’t want just Gaza. We want to have all of Israel,” Horowitz says.
The student totally gets it because, “I’ve actually been learning about it, in this last school year, about everything that’s going on over there. I like the sound of what you’re doing. It sounds like a great thing to do.”
“We just want to get rid of Israel. It’s for the Palestinians. … If you feel like donating to help the cause, that’d be great.”
“Definitely,” the student answers.
“This is all about peace and love. We’ve got to fight back against the oppressors. To get peace, you’ve first got to destroy some stuff, you know.”
Each of the students Horowitz spoke to were completely on board with his “worthy cause.” Donations ranged from $5 to $27. The young woman who agreed to give $27 said that’s what she had donated to [Sen.] Bernie [Sanders].
None of the students expressed opposition which doesn’t necessarily mean they all agreed with Horowitz.
He could have chosen to exclude exchanges with students who pushed back, but I tend to doubt that. By doing so, he would risk harm to his reputation.
Some of the students may have either not known enough or, in some cases, anything about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but went along because they felt intimidated or simply wanted to avoid confrontation. Others may have even disagreed with Horowitz completely, but acquiesced for the same reasons.
Additionally, Horowitz chose a university located in one of the most liberal cities in the country. However, I don’t think his video would have been dramatically different had he gone to any other college campus in the U.S.
The point of this video is that a large number of college students were perfectly willing to donate to a man who tells them he’s planning to destroy Israeli civilian areas.
While we weren’t paying attention, our children were being indoctrinated with leftist ideologies in our schools and universities.
This is a problem because the students of today will be influencing U.S. policy in the future.
In recent weeks, we’ve witnessed pro-Palestinian groups attacking Jews in major U.S. cities. We’ve seen Democratic members of Congress express solidarity with Hamas.
In his inimitable style, “The Great One,” Fox News host Mark Levin, delivers a fiery rebuke to President Joe Biden, whom he calls “the human pandemic,” and to others in his party who have remained silent as the “poison” of anti-Semitism has grown within the Democratic Party.
Levin begins: “[Rep. Rashida] Tlaib [D-MN], who in my opinion is an out of the closet anti-Semite, and she’s joined by 20 or 30 others of the hard, Marxist, Hamas wing of the Democrat party. You have Omar and AOC and Pressley and Bush. You have Bernie Sanders … The Democrats in the House of Representatives voted unanimously against sanctioning Hamas last week during a time when Hamas was firing 4,000 missiles into Israel.”
He cites the unprecedented attacks on Jews and the vandalism on synagogues and other injustices and calls out Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the attorney general, the DHS director and other administration officials for their silence. He asks, “How about the FBI director who says white supremacy is the great danger in this country. Is he blind to what’s happening? … Biden had to be lobbied by liberal Jewish groups and finally on Saturday, he put out a statement. … This is frightening.”
This is “happening all over the world,” he says, “but to be happening in the United States of America is absolutely appalling.”
Levin blames the Democratic Party, “because the Democrat Party is stirring this stuff up.” He mentions their bigoted and anti-Semitic social media posts.
He points out that “Arabs in Israel have more liberties, more due process rights, more property rights, more legal rights than Jews do in any country in any Arab or Muslim society, which means they have none.”
“And at the same time this is going on, you have Democrats embracing Black Lives Matter, which is a hate America, Marxist, anarchist, violent that is also anti-Semitic and backs the BDS movement.”
Watch the video:
Why are the Democrats silent about the explosion of anti-Semitism in the US?
Mark Levin labels Biden the 'human pandemic' https://t.co/tbrUBjBMPz
— Elizabeth Vaughn (@StaufferVaughn) May 27, 2021
The increase in anti-Semitic sentiment since Hamas began firing rockets into Israel two weeks ago is unmistakable. Even The New York Times recognizes it, which is saying something. On Wednesday, an article entitled, “U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence,” said that, since the hostilities began, “synagogues have been vandalized and Jews have been threatened and attacked.” Although it’s clear whose side they’re on, at least they acknowledge what’s taking place.
Will our President acknowledge this? How about his Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, who encouraged U.S. embassies to fly Black Lives Matters flags on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of “American hero” George Floyd’s death.
Will they do anything to stop it?